Loose, Enigmatic Digital Paintings by James Fenner

James Fenner‘s digital paintingsĀ retain the sketch-like quality of the pencil drawings the artist usually works from. Some of the colors have a fantastic watercolor-like looseness, with a subtle gradient throughout an area of color. The paintings also have visible streaks and hatching to add texture to the pieces. Several of these works are inspired by music, particularly the differences between live and recorded music. These include pictures of a girl playing a flute with a wind-up key in her back and a group of similar-looking men playing record players as if they were violins. Others explore other philosophical concepts, such as a painting of a girl whose skin is dissolving into cloud-like patches, to “illustrate the lingering sense of someone being there.” The paintings have a surreal, enigmatic quality; like magical realism. Fenner is a student and freelance illustrator from Portland, Oregon, U.S.

Bad Dreams - Art by James Fenner

Bad Dreams


Last Year's Antlers - Art by James Fenner

Last Year’s Antlers


And You Fade Away - Art by James Fenner

And You Fade Away


Art by James Fenner


Foreign Voices - Art by James Fenner

Foreign Voices


Automated - Art by James Fenner



Art by James FennerArt by James Fenner

Art by James Fenner


Tom is a writer, artist, and multi-media guru from Pennsylvania, U.S. He holds a Master's in Journalism and Mass Communication, but he has also taken several university-level courses in fine arts, art appreciation, graphic design, printmaking, and Asian art. He has been blogging for Monde Mosaic since February 2014.

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